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May 8, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886
* Great 19th century baseball print
The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full ... See More
January 31, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1885
* John Brown on way to hanging
* re. Harper's Ferry insurrection
* Whaling at Long Island
Front full page portrait of "The Hon. William M. Evarts", the Senator from New York, with an article on him inside.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of: "Japan at New Orleans"; full pg. illus. of "Long Island Produce by Ra... See More
December 2, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 2, 1871
* Whaling disaster of 1871 (1st report)
* Bowhead whales hunting
* Arctic ice jam prints
Full front page political cartoon: 'The Tammany Tiger Strung Up' by the Justice figure. Inside has a fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'to Whom It May Concern'. Nice double page centerfold (sewn-in): 'Destruction of the Whaling Fleet in the... See More
November 4, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Nov. 4, 1865
* Great baseball prints - illustrations
The centerfold of this newspaper has what is arguably one of the very finest 19th century baseball prints to appear in a newspaper. Perfect for display.
There are multiple prints with a central image with a panoramic view of a baseball game with a huge crowd. Surrounding this... See More
February 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1857 This is the volume one, number six issue as this famous title didn't begin publication until January, 1857.
Page 3 not only has a nice article on the new Flying Eagle penny, but it also includes an illustration of both the obverse and reverse of the new coin.
The complete text, headed "Not A Red Cent" takes half a column a... See More
Item #637694ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853 Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.
There are various prints within ... See More
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another fullpg. shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a halfpg. as well.
The doublepage centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in (desired). Another political cartoon by... See More
August 21, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897 The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artist A.B. Frost.
Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three ... See More
Item #637512HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of 5 issues which we consider "2nd rate". Not what we sell as damaged, but not good enough to be listed as "good" with minor problems and small disfigurements, yet more than half off the regular price. Great for research, classroom use, and still include many Civil War related prints - especially if you do not mind the minor condition pro... See More
Item #637510EARLY YEARS OF HARPER'S WEEKLY: Lot of 8 issues of this famous title from 1857-1859, all different dates from its first three years. Nice condition & with some illustrations. A nice wholesale lot at a good price.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
June 23, 1860
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, NY, June 23, 1860
* Capture of a slaver - slave ship
Most of the front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Landing Of The Cargo Of Slaves Captured On Board The American Bark Williams By The U. S. Steamer Wyandotte--Disembarkation At Key West" showing slaves coming off a ship in carts (see). The rest of the front page is an article: "Captur... See More
October 7, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1854 A predecessor to Harper's Weekly and in a format very similar to what Harper's would have. Very ornate masthead, the front page has a very dramatic print: "Bison Hunting" which includes Indians (see) and a related article. Inside has several prints of: "Scenes in the Holy Land", and also: "Rocky Glen at Sing Sing,... See More
March 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 3, 1855 The ftpg. has a nice print: "A Sleighing Scene Near Boston" with related text. Prints inside includes scenes of Constantinople, "Homme Richard & Serapis" "Constitution & Guerriere", 2 prints from Gettysburg, and a map of "Sepastopol and Balaklava".
Sixteen pages, some small tears at the blank spine... See More
March 2, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 2, 1878
* Comstock Lode
* Virginia City NV Nevada
* Silver mining Prints
Certainly the prime content would be the article: "Across The Continent - The Frank Leslie Excursion to the Pacific" "Virginia City, the Home of Our Silver Wealth" which includes a very nice half page print of: "View of the Main Street in V... See More
December 3, 1881
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 3, 1881
* President James Garfield assassination
* Charles J. Guiteau on trial
The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner...&q... See More
May 5, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883
* Georgetown CO Colorado
* Tacoma WA Washington Territory
The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a... See More
August 31, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers".
But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown.
Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scen... See More
August 24, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 24, 1889
* Lifesaving at Coney Island Beach
* H. P. Cheatham, the only "colored" Rep. elected to the 51st Congress
* Frederick Douglass - minister to Haiti (text)
The full ftpg. showing the celebration of President Harrison on his visit to Lawrence, Mass. & Portland, Maine, with another print inside.
Certainly the most dramatic ... See More
October 26, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, October 26, 1889 The full front page shows: "Dangers of Electric Wires in New York--Western Union Lineman burned to Death in Mid-Air."
A rarity is to find period prints of cowboys, but here is one. An inside page has 3 prints, captioned: "Life Among the Cow-Boys of Indian Territory" (see), with a brief, related article on an inside page.
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July 4, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885 The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle Ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More
October 18, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER "EMPIRE ILLUSTRATED", New York, October 18, 1890
* Very colorful and ornate for display
* Many Texas towns - illustrations
This is the "Third Texas Edition" noted in the masthead, with different content than the first & second editions.
Occasionally Leslie's put out an issue with colorful and beautiful outer wrappers, and... See More
October 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 28, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
The full front page is a dramatic print: 'The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street'. Prints inside include a nice fullpg: 'Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge' plus a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Chicago In Ruins' which is a large overview sho... See More
Item #636876HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
Item #636875HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
Item #636873HARPER'S WEEKLY A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition. This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values. All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets a... See More
July 14, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
May 19, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More
March 31, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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March 17, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More
March 8, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 8, 1884
* Displayable Republican elephant print
* Illustrator Thomas Nast engraving
* Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
For a political junkie--and a Republican--this could be the best Harper's Weekly for display as the entire front page print is captioned: "The Sacred Elephant. this Animal is Sure to Win, if it is only kept pure &... See More
July 31, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897
* William Thomas Smedley
* Golfing illustrations
The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More
May 27, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 27, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
A half page illustration inside: "The Coal Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--Laborers' Meeting Near The Dodge Shaft, At Hyde Park, Dispersed By The Welsh Miners and Their Wives, May 9th." Related report on another page: "The Coal Troubles." A full front page: "New Yo... See More
Item #636641HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865 Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which features an illustration of "Abraham Linc... See More
March 23, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 23, 1889 A fullpg. has 5 prints of: "Lower California. The New Gold Discoveries in Santa Clara Valley--Scenes & Incidents of the Rush to the Mines." Another pg. has an article: "Unleavened Bread For The Passover" plus two related illustrations on the making of it for the Jewish feast. Yet another page is entirely taken u... See More
April 30, 1859
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
May 24, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 24, 1862 The ftpg. has two Civil War scenes: "Capture of Fort Macon..." and: "The End of the Merrimac--Destruction of the Rebel Ironclad Steamer Merrimac...".
A wealth of other war-related prints inside including 4 view of "Baton Rouge"; a centerfold showing: "A Panoramic View of New Orleans"; 4 prints of:... See More
May 4, 1867
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867 Included is a one page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More
May 3, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
February 22, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 22, 1890 Includes a fullpg. print: "The Free Library Building Presented by Andrew Carnegie to Alleghany City", but the prime feature of this issue would be the many Colorado prints including a great full page: "Manitou Springs, Colorado" (see) which shows this small town nestled at the foot of Pike's Peak. There is a brie... See More
January 23, 1858
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858 Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.
Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel ... See More
February 20, 1858
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 20, 1858 The front page features a half page print: "The Royal Bridal Tour - The Prince and Princess Frederick William at the Window the King's Palace, Potsdam". Within the issue are: "Effects of the Late Earthquake in Naples" "The Bridal Tour - Arrival of the Prince and Princess Frederick William at Antwerp"; a ful... See More
June 30, 1877
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, June 30, 1877 Included is a great full page print: "St. John, New Brunswick, Partly Destroyed Last Week by Fire" with a related article. Many other prints as well.
Complete in 28 pages, nice condition.
March 30, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 30, 1893 Of special interest is installment #7 of "Notable Jews - Adolph S. Ochs" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire). Ochs was publisher if the famous New York Times.
This is also the: "Easter Number" issue which has a special ... See More
January 29, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D.' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-thir... See More
May 13, 1876
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 13, 1876
* Centennial International Exposition
* 1st ever World's Fair prints
The full front page is a print; "Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: A Street in Philadelphia" showing Indians & others. Two more pages of prints of the Centennial. Many other prints as well including: "Throwing Bulls ... See More
February 14, 1863
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 14, 1863 The front cover has a halfpage "The Capture of Arkansas Post, Ark. - General S. G. Burbridge, Accompanied by His Staff, Planting the Stars and Stripes on the Rebel Fort Hindman, January 11" with an accompanying article along with a small illustration "Gen. S. G. Burbridge". Inside the issue is a double-... See More
April 29, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 29, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
Within the issue is a half page: "Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--The Affair of April 6th At Tripp's Slope--Rioters Stoning The Working Bosses, Who Drew Up The Coal During The Intimidation Of The Operatives." and a related report: "Scenes In The Coal Regions." Several... See More
February 7, 1874
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 7, 1874
* Death of Chang and Eng Bunker
* Siamese twins print
Inside has a nice, full length portrait of Chang-Eng, the famous Siamese twins with a related article: "Death Of The Siamese Twins". Other illustrations include: "'Here They Come!' Pennsylvania--Pike County.--Winter Sports of the Blooming Grove Park Association... See More
March 26, 1870
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
January 18, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1896
* Cripple Creek gold rush photos
* Teller County, Colorado mining
The prime content would be the very nice article: "In The Cripple Creek Gold-Fields" which takes over 3 pages of texted interspersed with 9 related prints & photos, plus the great doublepage centerfold which features a large: "Panoramic View of Battle Mo... See More
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